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... More pop/folk oriented tracks but still many good prog rock songs here like "Lost Nirvana"(with evident classical music influences), "Seventh Dawn"(early Santana-like) and great version of Yes' song "No opportunity, necessary no experience needed"
01. Age Machine 3:39
02. No Opportunity Necessery 5:37
03. Friend Of Jesus 2:48
04. Golden Rollin' Belly 2:31
05. Never Let Go 3:14
06. Lost Nirvanna 4:59
07. Seventh Dawn 3:57
08. Won't You Come Home 2:32
09. Mumbo Jumbo 4:30
10. Putney Breakdown 2:12
11. The Floating Opera Show (bonus) 2:56
John Morgan - organ, piano, vocals
Mick Walter - drums, percussion, vocals
Don "Fagin" Whitaker - lead guitar, vocals
Phil Shutt (Phil Curtis) - bass
Trevor Thoms (Trevor James) - guitar
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The Crack in the Cosmic Egg:
In the annals of Krautrock, there have often been those bands and albums that don't really fit in the scene comfortably, those that seem to have gained a glowing reputation in collectors circles, yet to me are a mere also-ran. One such band is Sperrmüll, and an album that has to be one of the most patchy around, and certainly no Krautrock classic. A strange name for a band anyway, Sperrmüll means "bulky rubbish", so maybe they were trying to tell us all something?
Originating from various beat bands in the Aachen area, Sperrmüll were formed in early 1971 as the trio of: Harald Kaiser, Reinhold Breuer and Udo Hager, expanding to a quintet with the addition of keyboards and winds shortly after.
It wasn't until December 1972 that they got to record an album, and by then a lot of the early creative spirit had been lost. SPERRMÜLL only contains one excellent Krautrock number "No Freak Out" which, contrary to its title, is a superb freaky kind of Hendrixy-Hawkwind mixture that rollicks along superbly. Much of the album, however, is rather straight in comparison, and lyrically they were only a step above pop music, sounding like Status Quo on a couple of numbers! Obviously the hype behind SPERRMÜLL is from those with more conventional hard-rock tastes.
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Jeremy Spencer and the Children is an album by British blues rock musician Jeremy Spencer, who was a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1967 to 1971. Released in 1972, this is his second solo album although it was credited to Jeremy Spencer and the Children, referring to his band made up of members of the Children of God (Family International) organisation.
After leaving Fleetwood Mac while on tour in the United States in February 1971, Spencer joined the Children of God and has remained with the organisation ever since. The band toured in the US and released a single "Can You Hear the Song" / "The World in Her Heart" to accompany this album. The lyrics were heavily religious, with references to the love of God, finding purpose in life within Christianity, along with anti-war themes and apocalypticism.
Although this was the first recording for which Spencer dropped his mimicry and parody of 1950s music and Elmore James blues tunes, he nevertheless continued to show his talent for drawing inspiration from other styles of music. Influences from many contemporary sources can be heard, such as The Byrds, The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Spencer has often stated in interviews that he was unhappy with the poor production quality on the album, once declaring, "It was just like mud."
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Spectrum's second album, released in early 1972, was an ambitious 2LP set called Milesago, notable as the first Australian rock double album, and is still regarded as a landmark of Australian progressive music. It is also notable for being the first Australian rock album to be recorded using the newly installed 16-track recorder at Amstrong's Studios in Melbourne, the first studio in Australia to acquire one of these machines.
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